by Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA Director of Research, NECC Despite the ardent beliefs of many people that autism has a solely environmental cause such as vaccines, it has long been known that there is strong scientific evidence that autism has genetic origins. Early studies of twins suggested this may be the case and,
Across two weeks, NECC parent Mike McKenna drove from Los Angeles to Jupiter Beach, FL, meeting with autism advocates, supporters, and NECC staff alumni along the way. He also raised more than $86,000. McKenna’s drive uncovered heartwarming stories and hard truths about autism such as limited resources, awareness, and staffing.
Julia Touhey, MS, BCBA, LABA is a teacher in the day school at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®). While earning her master’s in applied behavior analysis, Touhey conducted research into reducing stereotypy in children with autism. NECC Director of Research, Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA advised on the project. Learn more about this
The New England Center for Children is proud to present the Winter 2021 edition of Research. This edition of the newsletter features articles from editors Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA and Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, as well as spotlights on different individuals who have conducted research at NECC. To learn
On February 12, NECC Founder and CEO, Vincent Strully, Jr. was featured in the The Boston Globe's Letters to the Editor section. In his letter, Strully lauded Governor Charlie Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for enabling congregate-care facilities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine quickly.
In the latest issue of our Research newsletter, NECC Director of Research Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, writes about new research on familial risk for autism and Director of Behavior Analytic Research Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, details NECC's work with increasing varied play behavior in children with autism. Additionally, we feature some of NECC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Record Fundraising to Benefit Children with Autism and their Teachers Southborough, Mass. – Nov. 19, 2019 - The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today that its 2019 Children of Promise Gala achieved unprecedented fundraising results, raising over $1 million